For information please call:
1(800) CHILDREN (VT) | (802) 229-5724

Volunteer Opportunities



Calling all volunteers! The  WALKS AND 5K RUN FOR CHILDREN needs individuals, clubs and organizations to lend their time and talents to help prevent child abuse. Volunteering is a great way to participate if you can't walk in the parade, and you'll receive a WALKS AND 5K RUN FOR CHILDREN-shirt for your important contribution. There are even opportunities for walker to help before and after the event itself. Call 1-800-CHILDREN to find out more about how you can take an extra step for children and families in your community!

First Shift: 7:30-10:30

  • Set up WALK site - unload materials, post signs, set up tables/chairs, decorate staging area 
  • Drive transport vehicle and unload/set up signs and checkpoint stations along the route 
  • Pass out T-shirts 
  • Help children and families decorate bikes and strollers 
  • Paint children's faces

Second Shift: 8:30-12:00

  • Pass out T-shirts 
  • Help children and families decorate bikes and strollers 
  • Assist photographer in directing team photo snaps 
  • Staff checkpoints along the route, passing out water and cheering for walkers 
  • Server at the first aid volunteer at one of two checkpoints or by walking along the route (first aid skills required) 
  • Drive a "support vehicle" to transport walkers back to the State House lawn if necessary 
  • Pass out refreshments 
  • Paint children's faces 
  • Volunteer entertainment services (clowns, magicians, etc)

 Third Shift: 11:30-1:00

  • Tear down equipment/load into vehicles 
  • Clean up trash